Title: Wombstone: A Vampireland Novel
Author: Jessica Roscoe
Publisher: Indiana Ink Publishing
Release Date: March 1st, 2013
Edition/Formats available: Ebook
Synopsis: Mia Blake wasn’t the first girl to be taken by the vampires. She is kidnapped and held prisoner by Caleb, the world’s oldest and most powerful vampire. Turned against her will, Mia must find a way to free herself from Caleb’s grip and get back to those she loves. But defeating the world’s most powerful vampire isn’t going to be easy…
For a person who has been declaring lately I haven’t been into YA I have been eating my words. Wombstone was far above just a YA book. Verging on a New Adult Wombstone is a dark, creepy, fantastic vampire book. First of all, Mia is wonderfully sarcastic. The author was totally speaking my language and it made me fall in love with the book even more. I loved the feel of the book, the characters were developed and real. Ryan is the vampire with a heart of gold, kinda. It was short lived lol but he brought out the strength in Mia’s character and she needs strength. Mia goes from high school girl next store who doesn’t believe in vampires to girl who grows up quick and has to wade her way through the supernatural world plus survive the original vampire. Geesh. This is not your typical YA vampire story and I thank Jessica for that! She wrote a fresh new take on vamps and the ending will blow you away. REALLY looking forward to the next one. 5 stars.
Read an excerpt from the book:
“Mia!” Ryan snapped, grabbing my shoulder and shaking me out of my thoughts.
“What?” I yelled. Tears filled my eyes but I refused to let them spill over.
He let go of my shoulder and spoke in a softer voice. “I know this is hard for you. There are things happening right now that you can’t even begin to understand. Just remember this: You’re not dead. It was close – you were almost dead. You can see them again,” he gestured to the photo strip in my hand, “but first I need to make sure you’re safe. The people who were after you in Mexico still want you back.”
I glared at him. “Is this supposed to make me happy?” I asked coldly. “Because it doesn’t. At all.”
He looked genuinely confused. “I saved your life after you jumped out of a window. You nearly bled to death. You should be happy.”
“I never asked you to save me,” I snapped, feeling sick for the thousandth time. “I asked you to leave me there to die, remember?”
He shook his head, got up and left the room. I slammed the door behind him with a satisfying crash.
I took a deep breath and looked around my new cage. It sure was pretty, but it was still essentially a cage. The only things missing were a length of chain hanging from the ceiling and a dead girl in the corner.
You know, I like you. I might just keep you after Caleb’s finished.
I pressed my palms to my burning cheeks and wondered what the hell could possibly happen next.
About the Author
Jessica Roscoe is the author of Wombstone, a Young Adult paranormal novel. From a young age, she delighted in the written word and would often scare her poor parents with outlandish stories filled with the supernatural and macabre. Jessica studied film and screenwriting at university before deciding that novels were her calling. The setting for Wombstone was inspired by a six-month stint in the U.S. where she worked as a lifeguard at a summer camp in Mt Freedom, New Jersey. She is currently working on the next book in the Vampireland series. Her other loves in life include good quality tea, delicious wine, reading and hanging out with her husband and baby girl.